The best apple bakers

The judges in today’s apple goods baking contest in Westminster are moving slowly, after having devoured samples of all entries. Here are first place winners: Kathy Duncan won for adult apple pie; Jessica Freeman, for apple cake. Youth winner was Luke Burton. Henrietta Wright’s apple crunch won for miscelleanous.

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Bioengineer students win design competition

Clemson’s bio-engineering senior design team won the design competition of National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance for a novel chest tube anchoring device. The Clemson team included Brennen Jenkins of the Pickens County town of Liberty. The student team, under the direction of professor John DesJardins, partnered with Greenville Hospital System pediatric surgeons Dr. John Chandler and Dr. Robert Gates […]

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Hearing loss and the aging process

An audiologist invites the public to learn about hearing loss and the aging process during a seminar tomorrow morning at her office in Seneca. Dianne Koglin’s seminar will be informal and doesn’t require reservations. It begins at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Mountain Lakes ENT and Allergy Center at 105 Carter Park Drive, Suite B, Seneca.

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No pets during Apple events

Westminster City Administrator David Smith is calling attention today to a new city ordinance that forbids visitors and vendors at the Apple Festival from bringing animals, such as pet dogs. For safety considerations, the city council passed such an ordinance and this year’s festival is the first one at which it’ll be enforced. Affected mainly are people’s pet dogs, but […]

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Parade preparations

Traffic congestion and general public safety concerns are always issues during the busiest part of the annual South Carolina Apple Festival. Interim Police Chief Mike Crenshaw is making some announcements about events beginning tonight and continuing through Saturday. Sections of Main Street, from Alley Street to Lucky Street, will be closed for this evening’s fish fry at 5:30. An area […]

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BorgWarner announcement

The South Carolina Department of Commerce is drawing attention today to this year’s earlier announcement of BorgWarner to expand its Seneca plant by 30 new jobs. “We are pleased to move forward with our expansion plans in Oconee County. Demand for our products has increased and South Carolina has provided us with an excellent business environment, so this expansion is […]

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South Carolinans arrested in Lavonia

Two Pickens County residents, one wanted for escape from a work detail, were corralled Tuesday in Lavonia, Georgia. WLHR Lake Hartwell Radio reports that Lavonia police were first alerted to the pair when one of them approached a Lavonia officer, exhibiting a bizarre behavior and asking strange questions. The police then kept their eyes on the two and saw their […]

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Campus changes

The Clemson University Planning Office holds a community meeting at 6 tonight at the Madren Conference Center to discuss and receive comments on the conceptual plan for the Douthit Hills Redevelopment Project. Interested community residents are invited. Free parking is available at the Conference Center. No visitor’s pass is required.

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Fugitive from justice case in Oconee

A 75-year old man sits in an Oconee jail cell this morning, having been arrested on a warrant alleging fugitive from justice. According to an Oconee Sheriff’s Department report, Newman Howard Shankle was identified by authorities in Richmond County, North Carolina as a suspect in fraud and the mistreatment of a body. The department quotes a task force officer for […]

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